Veterans mental health service

Our veterans service supports veterans who are concerned about their mental health. The service provides a first point of contact for people aged 18 and over and is available to anyone who has completed one day’s service or more with the British Armed Forces. We also see anyone in the Merchant Navy working in support of military operations.

Accessing our service

For veterans accessing the services, they must:

  • be a resident in England
  • have served in the UK armed forces for a full day 
  • be registered with a GP practice in England or be willing to register with a GP 
  • be able to provide their military service number or another form of acceptable proof of eligibility

People meeting the criteria can self-refer or request referral via a health care professional or service charity. Our contact details are:

How we can help

We offer assessments, consultation advice, signposting and referral to the most appropriate service to meet your needs.

We can also work with you to develop your personal Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) to help you with ongoing assessment, therapy preparation and as a way to building trust.

While we do not provide a care coordination role, we can remain with veterans until their care and treatment plan is established. We will work with assessors and care coordinators to ensure you receive appropriate care and support. 

Meet the team

Our team comprises senior mental health practitioners, assistant practitioners and support from our administration team, Monday to Friday.

Useful links

Read more from NHS Choices